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It’s been quiet here for a few days, I haven’t really made any posts. We can all blame thank CCP for that, the makers of Eve Online. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

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About a week ago I made of Nathaniel, who had sent in a red ringed Xbox 360 in for repairs. Because of bad communication between a Microsoft customer service representative, and their repair facility, Nathaniel lost a very special Xbox. It certainly doesn’t replace the sentimental value of the original case, but it’s definitely some cool stuff. I think its awesome that Bungie cares enough to do something like this!

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Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been highly interested by space, and by that I mean outer space. I remember reading the encyclopedia’s available in one of my classrooms as a child, and I would spend hours looking at the pictures, I say pictures because I was too young to understand the math behind what I was reading, but I read it anyway. Hell, I still can’t understand the math behind this stuff. I don’t claim to be an astronomer or scientist, because I am not. I have, however been very interested by the subject for as long as I can remember.

 

NASA’s WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe), after 5 years of scanning the cosmos, has released its findings, and what they found is awesome.

Here are a few tidbits:

 The most interesting of these findings deals with the universe’s energy “budget”, which is all of the matter and energy in the universe summed together. It was determined that this budget breaks down like this: 72.1% is dark energy, 23.3% is dark matter, and 4.62% is normal matter.  Phil Plait over at the Bad Astronomy blog puts it best: “We occupy a razor thin slice of reality”.

For more in formation WMAP you can check out their website at: http://wmap.gsfc.nasa.gov

For those of you who regularily check my blog, (I like to believe that those people exist) I am still alive. I haven’t made any posts in the last few days because I spent the better part of the weekend in bed, due to a nasty bug.  I’m just making this post to let people know that I haven’t simply started to ignore my blog.  I will make a more interesting post later today…

bs angel, over at the Hawty Mcbloggy blog, has a heart breaking (at least to me) story, of how Microsoft screwed over someone who sent in an Xbox 360 for repairs. You can get the details of the story here.

According to the post, Microsoft claims they are looking into the situation, but I don’t rightly know what they could do for this guy.

Nathaniel, the man mentioned in the article, had an Xbox 360 which he travelled with. Where he travelled to, I don’t know but it was probably some really cool places, because during his travels he had collected signatures of notable people in the gaming community. He even had a custom drawing done on the Xbox by Luke McKay, the lead artist for RoosterTeeth Productions, the people who brought us Red vs Blue.

Nathaniel’s Xbox finally succumbed to the red-ring of death issue, and was forced to send it into Microsoft. Needless to say Microsoft returned the console, sans signatures. As it turns out, someone actually cleaned the Xbox at the repair centre, cleaned it so well in fact that they removed the signatures and custom art that had been done with a permanent marker.

If I were Nathaniel, I would be heart-broken, and I certainly hope that Microsoft does something sufficient to make up for this.

Team Fortress 2 birthed the genre, and EA either thought that Team Fortress 2 was so successful that they feel the need to jump on the bandwagon, or they saw an opportunity to make a cool “Cartoon Shooter” as they call it, using their well known Battlefield intelectual property.  What ever the reason is for making this game, it looks like a helluva lot of fun, with over the top cartoony action!

EA released the first trailer for this game which contains some fairly exciting, and amusing gameplay footage. It looks like EA crossed Monty Python and Battlefield 1942. But enough about what I think, check out the trailer!

I don’t know about anyone else, but this trailer has definatly got me excited about this game. The bit with the two players sitting on the wings of a fighter looks like it will be a fun game mechanic. I’ll definitely be on the cartoon battlefield on launch day!

I wish I had a camera!!!!

February 28, 2008

If I am going to fully immerse myself in blogging, I am going to need a camera. For example, at this very moment, there is lady bug crawling along the top of my monitor, its very picturesque. But anyone reading this has got to just take me at my word, which to be honest, on the internet not many people do.

Oh well, in the coming months I will eventually get a camera. Then I will be able to start taking pictures. Until then however, people will just need to believe what they read, and I hope they do.

I’ve been looking on Craigslist, to see if I might find a good deal. The only problem with Craigslist is you can easily get scammed.

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